CDC HIV/AIDS/Viral Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News UpdateNORTH CAROLINA: Compensation Provided for Vaccinated Students
February 22, 2013
The East Carolinian (Greenville, North Carolina) (02.21.13)
The Student Health Services Center of East Carolina University (ECU) in Greenville, N.C., is offering students rewards for completing the HPV vaccination cycle as an incentive. A program titled “Knock Out HPV” will provide free HPV vaccinations to voluntary student participants in good health; they will receive a $20 iTunes gift card and be entered into a raffle to win an iPad 2. The participants must receive all three doses of the vaccine to receive their compensation. ECU’s Student Health Services Center also offers the vaccine to students on campus who do not want to participate in the incentive program at a cost of $140, which can be paid through school insurance. There is also a campaign on campus to help those who may not be able to afford the vaccines to receive them for free.